A short history of Impact Assessment in the EU

 

2002: Impact Assessment introduced by the European Commission

 

2006: Commission approach is evaluated

 

2007: Commission steps up its approach to Evaluation of policies and legislation

 

2009: Commission Impact Assessment system is significantly altered and improved

 

2009: European Court of Auditors judges Commission Impact Assessments to be useful and worth the effort

 

2012: European Parliament establishes the Directorate for ‘Impact Assessment and European Added Value’

 

2012: Commission launches the Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme – REFIT

 

2015: Better Regulation Guidelines adopted: Impact Assessment and Evaluation are fully integrated in the Policy Cycle; REFIT is transformed into a stakeholder-driven programme to improve existing EU legislation

 

 

2016 - the Impact Assessment Institute

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